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Recommended News Databases & Sites
British Columbia Historical Newspapers This link opens in a new window
Digital news archives of The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), The Times Colonist (1884-2010), and the Province (1894-2010). Contains nearly 5 million digitized pages of news, ads, images from British Columbia and the Yukon.
Canadian Major Dailies This link opens in a new window
Search Canadian newspapers. Included are national and regional papers such as National Post and the Vancouver Sun.
- The New York Times
- BBC News
- CBC News
- The Province: News
- The Globe and Mail
Using News Sources
News articles can come from databases, physical newspapers, and news websites. You might use news articles to:
- Highlight a recent crime or case
- Discuss public reactions to a case or crime
- Analyze media bias in reporting certain types of crimes
Evaluating News Sources
When using news sources, you must be careful to choose reliable news sources and to avoid sensationalist news. Anyone can create a website and make it look like a legitimate news source. However, some sites may publish intentionally misleading, heavily biased, or outright false news stories.
The infographic on this page provides you with some factors to consider when selecting news sources. The video will help you distinguish fake news sites from legitimate news sites. If you're concerned about being able identify trustworthy sources, stick with the links provided at the top of this page.